Biden Human Rights Nominee Withdraws Over Criticism Of Israel Statements

  • “At present, I don’t see a path forward for confirmation, and after 1 ½ years, it’s time to move on,” Margon said. “I will continue to work on democracy and human rights.”
  • Margon says she withdrew, Biden did not pull her nomination, which he put forth in April 2021.
  • Her past social media post drew particular opposition from Senate Foreign Relations Committee GOP Sen. Jim Risch, who accused her of supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
  • BDS advocates for pressuring, boycotting and isolating Israel politically, economically and culturally in protest of itpolicies and how they interact with the Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.
  • Margon has denied supporting that movement.
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